2099 obituaries since August 2021

We’re honored to be able to provide every family that chooses City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremations a free-of-charge, shareable online obituary to honor their loved ones as well as an easy-to-use platform that allows them to update it in their own time. Here are recent obituaries that families have posted. If you’re looking for a specific obituary, you can search above, or view all obituaries here.

Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 57 – Died 02/15/2023

Amy Theresa Ryan, 57, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died February 15 following a long illness. Amy and her twin sister, Bridget, were born in alphabetical order at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York on September 21, 1965 (cue the Earth, Wind & Fire song!). After establish...

Mary DeMilia
Mary DeMilia

Cary, North Carolina

Age 51 – Died 02/14/2023

Mary DeMilia of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at Templeton of Cary NC. She was born on July 7, 1971, in Belleville, New Jersey, the daughter of John Ryan and Vivian (Steransky) Ryan and is survived by her parents, her children Ryan DeMilia and...

Phil Williams
Phil Williams

Holly Springs, North Carolina

Age 66 – Died 02/11/2023

Philip Malcolm Williams (66) of Cary, NC passed away Saturday morning, February 11th, 2023. In his final days, he was comforted by the presence of his lifelong friends, close family members and his faith in Christ. Phil was born March 28, 1956 in Lancaster, SC, the son of the lat...

Arthur Ira Monegain
Arthur Ira Monegain

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 02/11/2023

Arthur Ira Monegain 1947 - 2023 Arthur ("Art") Ira Monegain, age 75, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Arthur was born in Chicago, IL in 1947 to Marion and Irene Monegain. He graduated from Harrison High School in Chicago. Many years later wh...

Michael "Mike" Wayne Russ
Michael "Mike" Wayne Russ

Durham, North Carolina

Age 71 – Died 02/08/2023

Michael “Mike” Wayne Russ, 71, of Durham, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday February 8, 2023 after a short battle with Glioblastoma. Mike was born in Wilmington, NC on April 12, 1951 to the late William Paul Russ, Sr. and Ruby Spivey Russ. In addition to his parents he ...

Mary Alice Brinn
Mary Alice Brinn

Hertford, North Carolina

Age 97 – Died 02/07/2023

Mary Alice Cohoon Brinn, ­­­­97, died peacefully February 7, 2023. She was born September 13, 1925, to Burnice Ray Cohoon and Wilma Alexander Cohoon. Raised in Columbia (N.C.), she was a 1944 graduate of Columbia High School and a 1947 graduate of East Carolina Teacher’s College ...

Francis Bailey
Francis Bailey

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 02/04/2023

Francis John Bailey, age 77, of Clayton North Carolina entered into eternal rest on February 4, 2023, with his devoted wife of 44 years, Edna holding his hand at SECU Hospice House of Smithfield, North Carolina. In addition to his wife, Fran is survived by his loving daughter Le...

Jerry Allen Humphrey, Jr. (Jay)
Jerry Allen Humphrey, Jr. (Jay)

Carrboro, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 02/04/2023

Jerry Allen Humphrey, Jr. (Jay) of Carrboro, NC passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Duke Hospice after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Asheville, NC in 1957, he was the son of the late Dr. Jerry Allen Humphrey and Mary McSherry Humphrey. He graduated from ...

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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